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Difference Between AC & DC Amplifiers

Difference Between AC & DC Amplifiers

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If you've been trying recently to get a deeper understanding of power amplifiers, you have probably come across terms AC amplifier and DC amplifier. What was your first thought? Was it Alternating Current and Direct Current? Well, terms AC and DC in amplifiers don't exactly refer to current. These terms refer to the coupling method between different stages of amplification. Our article is designed to help you understand the working principles of each of these two amplifier types, and explain the differences between AC and DC amplifiers. What is The Meaning of AC and DC in AC/DC Amplifiers? AC in AC amplifiers tells us that different stages of amplification are coupled with a capacitor or a transformer. These capacitors/transformers are, therefore, known as coupling capacitors/tr...
Should Speaker Wattage Be Higher Than Amp Wattage?

Should Speaker Wattage Be Higher Than Amp Wattage?

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To some people, looking for the matching amp for their stereo speaker system and trying to achieve the best possible synergy, is an adventure. They love doing it, they love trying different combinations, and they enjoy every moment of that journey. To others, it’s just too confusing and annoying. They don’t know what to look for, what’s acceptable and what’s not, what specs are important, and what all those specs even mean. Our article is here to answer not only the question from the title but also all the other questions related to amp/speaker matching. Even if you don’t have any relevant knowledge about audio equipment, you don’t have to worry. After reading our short guide, you will know exactly what to look for. Let’s start with the basic terminology and most important specif
Do I Need a 4K Receiver for My 4K TV?

Do I Need a 4K Receiver for My 4K TV?

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You've just bought a brand-new 4K TV, and you want to enjoy some 4K content, but your AV receiver is almost 10 years old and doesn’t support 4K pass-through. What to do? Should you buy a new 4K receiver, or is there some workaround that can help you save money and still enjoy 4K content on your new TV? Is there a win-win solution that doesn't cost much? That's exactly what you are going to find out if you keep reading this article. We’ll start with some basic explanations and then offer you a few solutions for different scenarios. If you just want a short answer, scroll down to the last section before the conclusion. Terminology Explained Even though it sounds like you’ve said everything when you say 4K UHD TV, there’s so much more to 4K-ready equipment than you can imagine. With toda
Wireless vs. Wired Surround Sound Speakers

Wireless vs. Wired Surround Sound Speakers

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Wireless vs. wired surround sound speakers – which option is better? Well, that depends. We know you might find our answer annoying, but that’s the truth! However, you won’t have to do everything on your own. We will help you by providing you with a complete list of pros and cons for both options. In the next few minutes, we will help you determine what you need from your surround sound speakers and choose accordingly. So, here is everything you have to know about the wireless vs. wired surround sound speakers battle! Wired Surround Sound Speakers Wired surround sound speakers have been in our lives for decades. You have them, your parents might own them, even your grandparents probably have a pair somewhere in their home. They did an excellent job at providing a great audio experience f
How to Connect 2.1 Speakers to an LED TV?

How to Connect 2.1 Speakers to an LED TV?

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Did you get yourself brand new 2.1 speakers? Or maybe you found an older model somewhere in your house, and you want to know how to connect it to your LED TV? You’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re teaching you how to connect your 2.1 speakers to an LED TV. Moreover, we will incorporate some useful tips on where to place your speakers/subwoofer for the best listening experience. So, without further ado, here’s the easiest way to connect 2.1 speakers to a LED TV! What is a 2.1 Speaker System? Do you know what these numbers in the speaker system names mean? If not, that’s completely fine! Many people do not really get the difference between various numbers in the name of a speaker system. So, let’s learn! Edifier USA M3600D 2.1 speaker system The first number represents the num
How Do I Connect TV to Soundbar If No HDMI ARC?

How Do I Connect TV to Soundbar If No HDMI ARC?

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HDMI cables have been around for quite some time now, and the truth is most people use them regardless of the type of device they are trying to connect. However, we must not forget that there are still some people who use some older devices that do not support HDMI connection. Sometimes, they don’t want to spend more money than they have to, sometimes they are simply emotionally attached to their equipment, but it also happens that you have all the devices that support HDMI, but you don't have the cable itself. Either way, you should know that there are other ways to make your devices work together and provide you a great listening/watching experience. This is why we have decided to write this article and help you discover several options and find the one that works best for you. Thi
Connect Soundbar to the TV with the Red & White Cable

Connect Soundbar to the TV with the Red & White Cable

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Do you know what the red and white cable is? Are you thinking of using it to connect your soundbar to the TV? You are in the right place! We will present you with the easiest possible way to connect your devices. So, without further ado, let’s find out how to connect your soundbar to the TV with the red and white cable! What is the Red and White Cable? The red and white cable is another name for the RCA cord. Many people also call it the phono connector. That’s because, back in the day, people used it for connecting phonographs to amplifiers. The RCA connector is a pretty old type of audio connector, and it can transmit analog signals. That’s why many consider it outdated. However, the red and white cable is not forgotten. You can use it for connecting any two devices that have the
How to Connect Wireless Speakers to a Receiver?

How to Connect Wireless Speakers to a Receiver?

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Are you looking for the best way to connect your wireless speakers to your receiver? Well, you will be happy to know that we are offering you great and easy solutions to pair your devices and achieve the best possible listening experience! Let’s get to the article immediately! Connect Wireless Speakers to a Receiver via Bluetooth The first and easiest way to connect your wireless speakers to the receiver is via Bluetooth. Today, many wireless speakers use Bluetooth technology for a smooth and easy connection. In addition, numerous manufacturers produce AV receivers with built-in Bluetooth. Therefore, if you’re still looking for an AV receiver to buy, you can always opt for the one that already has this technology. Manufacturers offer many affordable solutions you can look into. Pair
Speaker Wire – The Beginner’s Guide

Speaker Wire – The Beginner’s Guide

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Finding the right speaker wire for your speaker system seems easy. You just have to find the wire that’s thick enough to fit the speaker terminals, right? Well, not exactly. There’s a little bit more to speaker wire than you may think. But don’t worry - it’s not too complicated. We are here today to tell you everything you need to know about speaker wire. We will discuss the gauges, wire materials, important electrical characteristics, installation process, and tell you about some tricks and marketing gimmicks the manufacturers use to sell their wire. Let’s go! What is Speaker Wire? Speaker wire is a cable used to connect amplifiers to speakers. This cable sends amplified audio to the speakers. It has a core, which is usually made of copper and can be either stranded or solid and a
How to Connect Speaker Wire to TV?

How to Connect Speaker Wire to TV?

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Despite the fact that the TV industry is being constantly improved in terms of both audio and picture quality, we have to notice once again that they are still giving a significant advantage to picture over audio quality. In fact, they give an advantage to all their technologies and all TV components over audio quality. TVs are getting thinner and thinner, they have more input and output ports, the resolution is becoming much better, but it seems that their speakers simply aren’t on par with the image. So, once again, we are forced to reach for stereo speakers, soundbars, or home theater speakers to enjoy all the finesse and nuances of audio (or audio/video) content that would otherwise remain unnoticed. This is the main reason why we have decided to write this article, and explain to y